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Whales Tale

125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
+1 207-633-6644
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible22%
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“soups” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
$$ - $$$
125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got in and unpacked, Whales Tale is first stop. Wife had seafood platter (scallops, haddock, shrimp, whole belly fried clams). This plate was enough for two hungry adults. It seems to grow each year. I kept it simple. LOBSTAH!. These were two great meals....More

Thank gavph
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our B&B recommended this restaurant to us. The food was good, as was the service. Our waitress was very nice and offered us menu suggestions. The best part was watching the sunset from our outside table. Most relaxing way to end our vacation.

Thank leesa1996
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Locals eat here, so you know the food is good. Generous portions. Very good seafood and reasonable prices. Casual atmosphere.

Thank dczahor
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

It's one of the only places open in the early season, we've been a few times in the past and have never had any negative things to say. This time we were immediately met with the smell of cigarettes upon opening the door. We stayed...More

1  Thank Tori W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very homey, friendly place. Remember "Cheers Bar". Well that what this is. The food is fantastic and there Happy Hour is awesome. Main restaurant is beautiful with great views.

Thank Julie G
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had a good evening here but the food was just OK. I didn't get the impression that the food was freshly prepared.

Thank Hampt0n
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We set out from our hotel looking for a restaurant, and I made a mistake and went to this place instead of where I intended. I'm not sorry though. The food was good, the prices were fairly reasonable, the view was nice and the service...More

Thank Kam M
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the music of Boogie2shooz. Many regulars there who obviously do as well. Soup was very good (seafood chowder). Service is very friendly but untrained, rest of meal average. Lovely view.

Thank nred
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Place where regular locals meet for nice music and drinks. The soups are good and the staff is friendly, but needs someone to train them better.

Thank martyr2
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Just dropped in for a bowl of clam chowder. Friend had the seafood chowder. Both were excellent and worthy of high praise! Sat outside on deck with great view of all the goings-on in the harbor. Beautiful spot and good chowders.

Thank mungie2014
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-6644
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